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Committee on the Supply Chain for Middle-Skill Jobs:
Education, Training, and Certification Pathways

The Military as a Pathway to Skilled Technical Jobs

The Lecture Room
The National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave., NW
(Attendees may also enter building via rear entrance at 2100 C Street, NW)
Washington, DC

December 6, 2016
12:30 PM - 5:30 PM


12:30 PMWelcome
David Chu, Committee on the Supply Chain for MIddle-Skill Jobs and IDA
12:40 PM

Keynote: The Force of the Future and the Skilled Technical Workforce
The Hon. Peter K. Levine, Under Secretary of Defense

1:15 PMPanel I: Preparing Service Members for their Post-military Civilian Careers
Moderator: David Chu, Institute for Defense Analyses
Karin Orvis, Department of Defense -
"The Transition Assistance Program and Reinventing the Military Life Cycle"
Diana Banks, Department of Defense -
"Signaling Skills: The DOD's Certification, Licensing, and Credentialing Efforts
Ryan McDermott, Department of Defense -
"Building the Skills Bridge to Post Military Success"
2:30 PMPanel II: Improving the Transferability of Military Training
Moderator: Susan Sclafani, Pearson (ret.)
Sean Murphy, Pacific Mountain Workforce Development Council -
"Best Practices from a State Program for Veterans"
Teresa Gerton, Department of Labor - "Supporting the Transition: The Federal Role"
Mike Haynie, Syracuse University - "The Onward to Opportunity Program"
3:30 PMCoffee Break
3:45 PMPanel III: Continuum of Service and Civilian Needs
Moderator: Lt. Gen. Jack Stultz, Jr., U.S. Army Reserve (Ret.)
John Winkler, RAND - "Establishing the Continuum of Service"
Eric Eversole, U.S. Chamber of Commerce - "Hiring our Heroes: The Private Sector Role"
Ross Brown, JPMorgan Chase Foundation -
"JPMorgan Chase: A Commitment to Veterans"
4:45 PM
Panel IV: Policy Roundtable
Moderator: Daniel Feehan, Department of Defense
Debra S. Wada, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Manpower & Reserve Affairs)
Brig. Gen. Kathleen Cook, U.S. Air Force
Anish Goel, Senate Armed Services Committee
5:30 PMAdjourn